St. Peter girls soccer dominating Big South conference

The Saints have been a force so far in 2017, outpacing their opponents

The St. Peter High School girls’ soccer team is one of the top teams in the Big South Conference this season with an overall record of 7-2, and 5-0 in conference play.

The Saints have been consistent for most of the 2017 season. They are currently on a four-game winning streak, shutting out one of their last opponents 10-0. That is not to say this season has been all highs though. The Saints went on a two-game losing streak early in the season. The team responded well however and has not suffered a loss since. Let’s breakdown what may be the most exciting game of the season so far for the Saints, which was against Kason-Mantorville.

On September 9, St. Peter welcomed the Komets (1-2). KMHS set the tone early and put the ball in the back of the net to take the 1-0 lead. An offensive struggle would then ensue before the Saints were able to respond. In the 82nd minute, junior midfielder Katie Dirks made a couple moves and put the ball past the keeper to tie the score at one, all with roughly seven minutes to play in the match.

Dirks, who might as well be named player of the game, then set up the game-winning goal for St. Peter. The junior midfielder fired a forward pass through a couple of defenders to fellow midfielder Amelia Carlson. Carlson took the pass and outplayed the keeper to make the score 2-1 with four minutes to play.

The Saints took all the momentum from the goals and did not allow another score on defense. As a result, the team came out victorious 2-1, upping their record to 5-2.
St. Peter outshot the Komets 15-5 over the course of the game and have won two games since taking one against Worthington 10-0 and another against Mankato Loyola.

The St. Peter High School guys’ soccer team has been trying to build and get better every game. With a record of 3-5-1, they have not necessarily been the best team in the conference, but they have been one of the most improved from the beginning of the season until now. Here’s the lowdown on what happened in the Saints’ most recent match, when they traveled to nearby Mankato to take on Loyola/LCWM/St. Clair/Madelia in a Big South Conference matchup.

St. Peter turned on the jets early and never looked back, putting on an offensive clinic against the Crusaders, defeating them without much resistance 8-3.

Ken Ringler was the star of the show as he scored three times completing the hat track. Ringler also notched an assist to give him four points on the night. Mohamed Abdikadir also added two goals for the Saints while Jade Reicks put one in the net.

The Saints host Waseca on September 19 and look to keep the winning ways rolling.

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